Loved the music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra- Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia! etc.
There were some technical glitches, like the sound dying halfway through the National Anthem. Didn't except the fireworks, and the fanfares as the Queen boarded the Royal Barge was fabulous. The Royal Family did look delighted and it was adorable as they bopped around to nautical tunes. The Duchess of Cornwall was really getting into the spirit of things, which I admire, and was seen sharing jokes with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Although there were some great shots of the flotilla in all its glory, the BBC coverage was a major letdown. Here in Australia, we were forced to watch it, and by god it was terrible. As the actual event got underway after an hour of hype, they cut back to the studio and start playing pre-recorded interviews with special guests. Seriously people! And I know it was raining, but there were random raindrop-filled shots of a woman's hair. Sigh...
Anyways, lets get down to business-
The Star of the Show: Queen Elizabeth really let herself loose this weekend, and I noticed a pattern of jewel/crystal- studded outfits. She really embraced her nautical side today, and was draped in a shawl aboard the Royal Barge. I was wondering what that tea-towel like thing was for! Thumbs up for QE for not sitting down once through the whole thing. She did look delighted.
Mad, Camera, Flag-Waving Royals: I must say, many members of the extended section of the Royal Family (except for the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales) were under a bout of Jubilee-fever. Symptoms? The mad shaking of flags, taking pictures from your mobile, and dressing up in spray jackets. Princess Michael of Kent's outfit was amazing, and so elegant!
So that's the Thames Pageant all wrapped up. Next up will be the Diamond Jubilee Concert!